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Digital Feathers

The Animus Data Fragments are little pieces of data that, when collected, allow Desmond to explore areas of the Animus through a puzzle-like minigame.

In order to unlock each of the 5 Desmond Memories, you’ll need to collect increasing numbers of Fragments. 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 Fragments each unlocks a Desmond Memory, and completing Desmond memories will mark the locations of a few more Fragments on your map, making them fairly easy to obtain.

Also, when you reach the 50 Fragment mark, the remaining 50 will appear on your map (as long as you have vision via viewpoints and capturing Dens).

The exception to this is of course the Fragments in Cappadocia, which need to be found separately.

When you get them all you’ll recieve the “Capped” Trophy/Achievement.

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Collect all animus data fragments.

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The Desmond Memories

These are mostly just segments in which Desmond’s monologue provides insight into his childhood and life before the events of Assassin’s Creed. They’re physics-based puzzling sessions (in the broadest possible sense) in a first person perspective, and generally consist of some simple platforming and the use of shapes to build bridges to the objective.

They’re very easy to get through, and text descriptions cannot do them justice. Treat them like an interactive cutscene, if you will. Keep your eyes open for randomly appearing multiplayer bonuses too, if you use uPlay, such as skins and titles for your character.

The Trophies/Achievements unlocked by completing them are listed below.

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The Early Years

Complete Desmond Sequence 1.

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The Reluctant Assassin

Complete Desmond Sequence 2.

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Escape To New York

Complete Desmond Sequence 3

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The Rotten Apple

Complete Desmond Sequence 4.

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Are You Desmond Miles?

Complete Desmond Sequence 5.

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Guide Information
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  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    22 November 2011
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
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After the events in the Colosseum Vault at the end of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Desmond Miles falls into a coma and finds himself in the Animus’ Black Room. There he must search Ezio Auditore’s memories once again to uncover the secrets needed to protect the things he loves. Join us as we dive into the 16th century and seek out the knowledge of the legendary Assassin Mentor Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad.

In this guide you will discover:

  • All main story missions with 100% synchronisation.
  • How to locate and complete every side-mission in full.
  • Where to find every hidden Memoir Page and all of the fragments.
  • High Definition screenshots and videos showing you the best strategies in action.

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